Just like a trip to the dentist, it's time for The Dreaded Chemistry Lesson From Hell. This time we'll discuss the element xenon. Also, Dr. Charles "Chuckie D." Dinerstein gets his comeuppance. And a mini-book review. No extra charge!
Krypton and xenon serve practical and important purposes. But harvesting them from the air is energy intensive, as it requires a temperature of -300 degrees F. So chemists constructed a molecular sieve that easily separates the noble gases at room temperature.